Saturday, July 19, 2008
Note to Mainstream Media: Those European Terrorists are Muslim "Jihadists"
"Conspicuously absent from this story is any mention of the ideology driving this group of "terrorists" and why it is present in Europe, aside from passing mention of al-Qaeda in the third paragraph. Yes, anyone reading will know Chertoff isn't talking about a band of disgruntled Lichtensteiners, but the unwillingness to call jihadists "jihadists" (or even "Islamists" or other variations) reflects a more general mindset that misdirects efforts in both foreign policy and national security. And of course, it also puts the remarks in the article in line with current DHS policy."